From The Rock

7 steps for ribbon-cutting event success

By | September 10, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many businesses to plan and execute their grand openings. There are many facets of PR strategy when it comes to opening a business, but my favorite is the official grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. This is one of the most important and memorable days... Read More »

Campaigns that evoke thankfulness

By | November 21, 2018

Kleenex are in short supply around my house between seasonal allergies and the holiday commercials that have now taken over the airwaves. I’m a sucker for a commercial that tugs at the heartstrings, so much so that  I have to leave the room during P&G’s Olympics spots. But, there are... Read More »

Checklist for promoting your next event

By | August 23, 2017

Want to engage your key audiences in a memorable way? Need to raise funds for your organization? Do you have a new product to launch or a new location to promote? Maybe you would just like to create more awareness about your organization or cause. You should consider organizing an... Read More »

Don’t be like Build-A-Bear: Event planning, anticipation and production

By | July 13, 2018

The current media market makes it difficult for even the largest brands to break through to their consumers. One way to create buzz is to hold a large promotion, like the “pay your age” promotion Build-A-Bear ran this week. While buzz was created, the event was a major flop, creating... Read More »

Four Event Planning Mistakes Rookies Make

By | January 09, 2019

As a host, a lot goes into planning an event – large or small. Even a casual Super Bowl party can throw a host for a loop. Do I have enough food? Will they like this beer? Should I get Scoops or Fritos? Will guests stay too long and interfere... Read More »

Frightening PR: Event disasters and how to avoid them

By | October 31, 2017

A few weeks ago, we shared a checklist to help you plan and promote events successfully. For me, the planning stages of event preparation are the easy part. There’s set protocol, you’re working with a team you know and you have full control over the outcomes. The day of the... Read More »

Fun PR takeaways from the 2020 Oscars

By | February 12, 2020

Every year when the Academy Awards ceremony rolls around, you’ll find me in the comfort of my bed ‒ well prepared with delicious takeout and my Twitter feed rolling with Oscar commentary. And while Sunday’s show earned the lowest ratings EVER in the program’s history, I loved (mostly) every minute... Read More »

How to maintain relevance throughout your entire performance season

By | March 04, 2020

For public relations professionals, campaigns for product launches typically have a similar routine leading up to their release date. We work to build consumer excitement with a goal of achieving impressive sales at the launch, but afterward, we quickly wrap up and move on to another campaign. Season-long campaigns, whether... Read More »

How to stand out among restaurant competition

By | November 07, 2018

It’s no secret that Memphis is growing. In fact, 2,136 new business filings were reported in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report. That’s 338 more than during same time period the year prior. Think new boutique hotels, new apartment buildings and... Read More »

It starts with one step

By | September 01, 2017

Launching a new campaign is a massive undertaking, but the enormity seems larger when the goal has the whopping number of 100 million attached to it. This was the task that our American Paper Optics team faced when they began their project with APO in August of last year. One... Read More »